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Apple AirTag 2: New rumors suggest improvements for tracking accessory

A new version of the Apple AirTag is said to feature a better chip. (Image source: Apple)
A new version of the Apple AirTag is said to feature a better chip. (Image source: Apple)
A recent report has provided more information about the upcoming Apple AirTag 2, including a rumored release window. The second generation of the accessory is said to be improved compared to its predecessor. However, whether the new product will offer some valuable features seen in competitor devices remains to be seen.

A new version of the Apple AirTag is on the way. The original model was released in 2021 as a tracking device to help you keep tabs on your belongings. Rumors about a second-generation device started last year, with analyst Kuo indicating that production had been pushed back from late 2024 to 2025. A new report shares more details on the upcoming model with codename B589.

In a recent newsletter, Mark Gurman stated that the Apple AirTag 2 would have upgrades, such as a new and improved chip for more accurate location tracking. Fans are also keen to see increased volume, longer battery life and even a wallet-friendly version, though these features have yet to be confirmed for the new AirTag. However, competitor products like the SEINXON Tracker Card ($42.99) offer both a rechargeable battery and are credit-card shaped.

As a reminder, the currency AirTag is powered by a CR2032 lithium 3V coin battery with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Ultra Wideband (UWB), and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The round device is 8 mm (~0.31 inches) thick and rated as IP67 dust and water-resistant. Regarding a release date, it has been suggested that the new Apple AirTag will launch in mid-2025; the company is said to be currently carrying out tests with manufacturers.

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Polly Allcock, 2024-05-20 (Update: 2024-05-20)